Lemniscate, Societal Transformation

Are We Ready For Change?

Image courtesy of Margaret Wilonsky as posted in Forbes.Com Today I opened my social media account and the attached memo above was the very first thing I saw. I have heard about John F. Kennedy, his wife, and the circumstances of his death. I have always been intrigued by what triggered their family’s popularity, and… Continue reading Are We Ready For Change?

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Societal Transformation

Switching on Compassion

“I prefer a government run like hell by Filipinos…” – Manuel Quezon Look, Quezon got his wish. We have a government run like hell! And the end of hell is nowhere in sight. The Philippines has been facing different kinds of hell for as long as I can remember. But I personally have not yet felt this level of pain and fear for the country. Duterte administration has been very explicit with its ‘War on drugs.’ Although drugs may be one of the problematic areas in the country, I strongly feel that this war has gone too far.  A death of a 17-year-old boy, Kian Delos Santos have recently spark outrage among Filipinos. 2 shots in the ear, 1 at the back killed Kian. "First at the inside of the ear and second at the back of the left ear. Third entry at the back of the body of Kian," said PAO chief Acosta. Although Kian could not cry anymore for help, his wounds speak for itself. There were reports that said Kian was shot while lying down. The killing was intentional.

Societal Transformation

Do We Really Care About the Demise of Our Democracy?

Recently, I received a flurry of text messages and calls from my friends. They were upset by the decision of the Congressional Commission on Appointments (CA) to reject Ms. Gina Lopez as Secretary of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources of the Philippine Government. Lopez is considered by tens of thousands to be one of the best public servants of the Duterte Administration.